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Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Property Survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Billericay

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when planning to purchase a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick and tile, in reasonable order and build after 1900.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Billericay

    A Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Billericay) will also be conducted by a MRICS or FRICS qualified surveyor and is more exhaustive. Select this when buying a non standard property such as stone wall properties.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Billericay

    This is an impartial valuation . It is usually chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone needing a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Billericay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Billericay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Billericay property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Billericay Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a house close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health problems like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Billericay will flag up structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Basildon Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .

Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to look into if purchasing a building in Billericay in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council. Billericay surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local factors and any relation may have on the home. Property values will be higher owing to them retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Billericay Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications to the property may also be advised, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Marks Miller & Co are based in 92b High Street, Basildon, Essex, CM12 9BT might be able to advise further. Tel: 01277 633991

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am interested to purchase, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; will the surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Billericay the home surveyor will remark on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include an overview (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the accessible parts of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of the visible wiring or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Billericay.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to book a HomeBuyer Report, Full Structural Survey or Building Survey on a house in Billericay and which is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been updated to a Building Survey, although it is basically the same the same.

If the Billericay property is a flat, or is a period property, or has been extended or modified, or is built of unusual materials (e.g. timber frame), RICS advise the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you intend to make alterations, it would be better that you commission a Building Survey instead. This option is less cheap, but it will give a thorough analysis of the Billericay property's condition in addition to an opinion on defects as well as maintenance options .

For more detailed advice you can get a Billericay Homebuyers Survey Quote online or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Landfill site near home

What should I be aware of when purchasing a house close to a landfill site

Landfill Sites take many forms including domestic rubbish. Nobody really wants to live near one (4/5 people live near one). Risks might include heavy metals. Health problems like downs syndrome have been associated with landfill sites .

Building Surveys and valuations in Billericay will flag up structural problems linked to the landfill. Your conveyancer will commission environmental searches of the British Geological database and Basildon Local Authority and will advise you accordingly .



Conservation area

Will there be any things we would need to look into if purchasing a building in Billericay in conservation area ?

There are thousands of designated conservation areas throughout the country which are overseen by the local council. Billericay surveyors must have local knowledge of relevant local factors and any relation may have on the home. Property values will be higher owing to them retaining their original character.

RICS surveyors can be expected to tell you whether the property looks like it may be so designated and Section I of the Billericay Homebuyer Report will recommend additional enquiries are carried out by your conveyancer. Unsympathetic modifications to the property may also be advised, however these should be concern for your legal representative. Marks Miller & Co are based in 92b High Street, Basildon, Essex, CM12 9BT might be able to advise further. Tel: 01277 633991

Shocking Electrics

When I viewed the house I am interested to purchase, it appeared that there is an old fuse board ; will the surveyor go into detail on electrical system condition?

When preparing a Homebuyer Report in Billericay the home surveyor will remark on the overall electrical system if it appears that they are in an unsatisfactory state.

This will include an overview (i.e. without undoing fittings) inspection check of the accessible parts of the wiring on top of possible problems relating to things like reporting on the state of the visible wiring or reporting on the condition of a representative sample of light fittings and switch gear. Inspecting any evidence of any recent PIR conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should be part of the Homebuyer report in Billericay.

Confirming the existence of any evidence of a test on the condition of the electrical connections conducted by a suitably qualified electrician should usually form part of the survey.

The Institute of Electrical Engineers recommend that a check to confirm whether an electrical installation is in a satisfactory condition be conducted every ten years (or every 5 if letting).

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